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    So, the stuffed unicorn that my niece inherited from me is on her last hoof. My niece needs a replacement - she will turn 3 in about two months. She will likely want to sleep with the horse and attempt to carry it everywhere, so these need to be taken into consideration. So far, this is what I found - thoughts, opinions and ideas are welcome!

    This one makes noises if you squeeze it's ear or something. It says it is rated to 200lbs, but I don't know what materials it is made of.
    http://www.horsegift.com/playtime.shtml

    This one is sold out right now, but it says it has a wood frame, under stuffing. It has casters so it can roll, but it has those handles that may be a danger in the middle of the night.
    http://www.tabbyplush.com/store/blac...rse-p-250.html

    This one is alright - it has footrests so she can be drug around by her daddy, but again...injury hazards
    http://www.amazon.com/Happy-Trails-P...+stuffed+horse

    This one isn't actually made to be ridden...but it looks pretty durable, not sure. She 'rides' the unicorn around, but it is small enough that she just straddles it and walks, so no danger of injury.
    http://www.amazon.com/GIANT-STUFFED-...+stuffed+horse

    I like this one best, right now, but I would have to look up the price.
    http://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-FurReal...+stuffed+horse

  • #2
    They are all cute, but I say you just get her a a REAL pony! :-)

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      #3
      A real pony would be nice, but way over my budget! I would have to work on how much my brother would be willing to pay for said pony AND keeping said pony (he's to practical for me to be able to sneak a pony without the feeding issue being addressed). Something better addressed when she's riding regularly and asking for one every other day.

      I saw this one also, removeable saddle is neat:
      http://www.hearthsong.com/product.as...eed&pcode=2509

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      • #4
        The one we have came from Costco, but I think they only carry them around the holidays. But we actually "rescued" ours, it had been taken to the dump, and at the local farmer's market they had a "stuff people take to the dump that is perfectly good" day, and "patch" was there. All the things were to be taken to a local thrift store the following Monday, and so Monday morning bright and early, we bought patch for $10! All that was wrong with her was that she needed a little sewing! But it's held up really well, and my 130lb self has sat on it and it was fine.

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        • #5
          The fur real pony (your last link) is made of hard plastic covered in fur. They are really cool, but not really that durable, drag around the house wise, and i dont think it it would be that comfortable to share a bed with.
          They are really fun though haha, I used to work in a toy store and we had a demo

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          • #6
            When I was little I had this HUGE white circus horse plush that had a saddle and bridle and such. It was in a laying down position, but the head was in the position it would be if you were riding. There was no wood frame or anything, so it wasn't too heavy, and there was nothing that a kid could really hurt them selves on. It was actually really pretty, the circus horse tack was really decorative and neat. It was a good size for kids to ride on. If I recall properly, my Grandma bought it for me at Toys R Us, and I think that the brand was "Animal Alley". It was like 11- ish years ago, and I'm not sure if they still make them, but its worth looking for. It was a fantastic toy!

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            • #7
              I think that you might have to teach her that now she is a big girl and has a big girl pony, it needs to be stabled at night - beside her bed. Then it won't matter what handles it has.

              If she is going to sit on it, don't go for the one not designed for sitting on - it will end up with bad legs and you know what vet bills can be like.

              I like the ones you can take saddles and bridles off - you can begin training her now! If you can, get her one without extra handles or foot rests - make it as true to life as you can.

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              • Original Poster

                #8
                Thanks for the replies - I took the FurReal one off the list. I found this one:

                http://www.magiccabin.com/Active-Chi...fault&aff=5142

                I really like that you can untack this one...but I may have to e-mail and ask what it is made of.

                I'm looking for the Toys R Us one now.

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                • #9
                  what about this one? http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-2...pd_sim_sbs_t_1

                  clearly shows a larger child able to sit on it, and there are saddles etc available...
                  Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                  you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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                  • #10
                    What a wonderful aunt you are!
                    I have a Fjord! Life With Oden

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                    • #11
                      Am I the only adult contemplating getting one of these for myself? I've thought about bringing my horses in the house, but the lack of poop cleanup makes the fake ones a whole lot more appealing.
                      come what may

                      Rest in peace great mare, 1987-2013

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                        Originally posted by Alterageous View Post
                        what about this one? http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-2...pd_sim_sbs_t_1

                        clearly shows a larger child able to sit on it, and there are saddles etc available...
                        Didn't see that one, thanks!

                        Cindyg - her parents may disagree with you....they are not horse people - my brother is not an animal person at all and my sister-in-law is scared of them. My brother DID say he would prefer to have a horse instead of a dog (you can board a horse out, no hair inside, not getting up every morning to take care of it, no worries if you travel).

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